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#402 May 14 2011 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm slooowly leveling Parrying doing Grounds of Valor. 284 and climbing. 12 merit points from Grounds of Valor has net me .6 Parrying. 20 merits on mandragoras in Altepa net me .4 Parrying. This skillup rate isn't reasonable.

Anyway! I've been doing testing on Feather Step, Saber Dance, Step Accuracy, etc. I'm just updating the BG wiki with it, because (even though it's backwater) there are fewer ads and I'm free to provide citations / change the format to suit my whims. It just ends up looking a lot cleaner than I could ever make ffxiclopedia look, because I've written most of the pages so I can delete stuff at whim.

http://wiki.bluegartr.com/bg/Dancer
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#403 May 16 2011 at 8:04 AM Rating: Good
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I'm not a DNC, but my sister just finished her LB5 vs Laila 15 minutes ago, took her three tries, first doing the rush 'n crush method (lost due to lack of preparation), second doing the Opo-Opo Necklace method (lost due to lack of steps), and finally she just decided to take my swift belt while I was still asleep (we play on the same account) and sleep to 50% TP and start off with Haste Samba, which worked very well.

The fight was recorded as well so I'll post it here once it's up.

EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdOWuUtKPGo

Edited, May 16th 2011 10:11am by CarthRDM
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#404 May 22 2011 at 4:51 PM Rating: Good
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Good day today:

Waltz potency 3% on my dance shoes (not 4 but up from 2)
Aias bonnet for WS
Dusk gloves +1 which puts me back at 26% haste (and broke again lol)

Problem now is that I don't have anything else to work on for DNC...so gonna start twashtar >.>
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#405 Jun 05 2011 at 5:20 PM Rating: Good
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Today I made my first 'great' accomplishment. Solo'd a Battering Ram at lvl 21. Almost died when it used Great Bleat but either curing waltz heals that ailment, or I was lucky enough that it wore off almost immediately.
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#406 Jun 06 2011 at 5:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Heh, congrats! I capped Parrying, and am working on Throwing slowly (<100 levels to go... yaaaay).

I still can't figure out how Parrying proc rate works, but I was able to get up to about a 15% proc rate against DC/EMs with 4 merits, double Parrying Knives, and a Torque. The proc rate against VTs without that stuff is probably still 5%, but whatever. It's Blue now.
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#407 Jun 06 2011 at 2:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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Finally finished my 90 Twashtar on Friday night.
#408 Jun 06 2011 at 2:23 PM Rating: Good
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Congrats man! That's a bfd!

I forgot to mention it, but I confirmed that it's impossible to have two Twashtars of different levels. I finished a Kartika up to the break point again and it gave me the "you can't receive the reward from this quest" warning when I tried to undertake Twashtar 80 with Twashtar 90 in possession. Oh well, guess I'm 50 Glavoid Shells and some Itza scales towards a Ukon then.
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#409 Jun 09 2011 at 2:06 PM Rating: Good
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This past week has been marvelous for my DNC. Over the weekend I got my Twilight Belt, and earlier this week a generous party let me lot their DNC body seals (nobody in the PT wanted them), netting me my +1 body. Since I had an Orthrus pop-set on me and they were planning on brewing him anyway, we went on to get me my Atheling Mantle as well.

Last night I finally finished my Parazonium +2 [Dmg:+23; "Dbl.Atk.+10]! Killing Adze 30 times is indeed a trial.

Current gear:

Jinx discus (for pulling; Throwing skill currently ~250)
Tandava Crackows (for locomotion)

ATK Set [foci: Double Attack, Haste, Atk/Acc]:
Parazonium +2 [DA]; Twilight Knife; Charis Feather
Charis Tiara +1; Charis Necklace; Kemas earring; Aesir ear pendant;
Charis Casaque +1; Charis Bangles +1; Keen ring; Assailant's ring;
Atheling mantle; Twilight belt; Charis tights +1; Charis toeshoes +1

ATK Set Summary:
DMG: 45 (main)
DMG: 40 (offhand)
DEF: 196
STR +2
DEX +24
AGI +6
VIT +2
CHR +13
Attack +42
Accuracy +15
Evasion +10
Store Tp +8
Conserve Tp +3 (+6 during Dark weather)
Haste +19%
Increases Critical Hit Damage +5%
Double Attack +15%
Quadruple Attack +3%
Dual Wield delay reduction 8%
Subtle Blow +12
Additional effect: HP, MP, or TP drain
Enhances Climactic Flourish effect
Enhances Skillchain Bonus effect
Enhances Tactical Parry effect
Enhances Feather Step effect
Enhances Reverse Flourish effect
Enhances Striking Flourish effect

DEF Set [foci: -pdt%, DEF/Tp, -mdt%]
Kila +2 [VIT+9; -pdt10%]; Kila +2 [VIT+9; -pdt10%]; Charis Feather
Charis Tiara +1; Twilight torque; Colossus's earring; Aesir ear pendant;
Charis Casaque +1; Denali wristbands; Jelly ring; Dark ring [-pdt4%, enemy crit rate -2%, breath dmg taken -3%);
Atheling mantle; Twilight belt; Desultor Tassets [-pdt4%; Waltz Tp cost -5]; Charis toeshoes +1

DEF Set Summary:
DMG: 43 (main)
DMG: 43 (offhand)
DEF: 184
STR +5
DEX +21
AGI +3
VIT +19
INT +1
MND +5
CHR +14
HP -10
MP +30
Attack +36
Accuracy +3
Evasion +6
Physical damage taken -41% (-42% in light weather; -46% in Campaign using Patronus ring instead of Jelly)
Magic damage taken -2%
Breath damage taken -3%
Enemy critical hit rate -2%
Store Tp +8
Conserve Tp +3 (+6 during Dark weather)
Haste +15%
Increases Critical Hit Damage +5%
Double Attack +5%
Dual Wield delay reduction 5%
Subtle Blow +7
Waltz Tp Cost -5
Enhances Climactic Flourish effect
Enhances Striking Flourish effect
Enhances Feather Step effect

Current goals/wishlist:

- Wrangle up a Brutal earring to replace Kemas (need to finish CoP; currently on Three Paths).
- Score another nice Dark ring from Aby-Konschtat (hoping for -pdt5% or 6%, and -mdt% on top of that would be nice).
- Start +2ing Empyrean stuff
- Level Parrying and Throwing more.

Edited, Jun 9th 2011 1:07pm by Strummer
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#410 Jun 09 2011 at 3:13 PM Rating: Good
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Looks good except that you really should be using some form of haste on your hands...even when you get full +2 you should have haste hands for TP.

I am jelly of your DA dagger though =P (I need to quit being lazy and finish mine as well as twash ; ;)
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#411 Jun 17 2011 at 7:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Unrelated to any Dancer-ish accomplishment (all I've done lately is Atma testing), but I had a revelation about Rudra's Storm earlier this morning. Originally I blamed Thief for its craptasticness, because I thought it was designed to be stacked with Sneak Attack, and proposed making it Crit mod instead of Damage mod as a way to compensate for it.

Now I've realized why they didn't make it Crit mod though... -_-; it's our fault! Climactic Flourish would have let us force a crit on the first hit every time if it had been Crit modded. Climactic -> Presto -> Step -> Rudra's -> RF+hits -> Rudra's for very solid Darkness, crit damage, and +20% damage on the crit from AF3+2 head regardless of monster position every 90 seconds.

... oh man, I wish Rudra's was just Blade: Hi with a DEX mod.
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#412 Jul 05 2011 at 9:22 AM Rating: Good
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Capped Throwing skill this weekend (315 base; 326 with gear). Been a personal quest of mine for a little while now. Glad to see it done (in time for the level cap to be raised again lol).
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#413 Jul 11 2011 at 2:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been carefully trying to solo some minor NM's, slowly working my way up. Dancer is my newest level 90 job, but i had all skills capped from Thief and all the other jobs, so there werent really any problems.

So far, i've been able to take out;

Iku-Turso (Was really simple)
Dozing Dorian
La Theine Liege and Baba Yaga (no challenge at all)

I then happened to have all the key items for Carabosse...

Was expecting to die, but i took her down to 15% without ever taking a single hit. Then she unfortunately used benediction and i had to call in some support since i was taking faaaaar too long. I probably could have killed her if i had another 30 minutes. Strangely enough, when i finally threw a monk on her, she went absolutely ******** crazy and damage was flying all over the place.

Felt so good about being able to tank things like that i wanted to give Ovni a try, but unfortunately he was camped beyond belief again.

Still, a good first attempt at hitting up NM's solo on dancer. More testing needs to be done.
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#414 Jul 11 2011 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Finally got my **** DNC neck 1/37 baby!. Now on to my Auric Dagger.
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#415 Jul 11 2011 at 12:23 PM Rating: Good
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I went 1/1 on that on Saturday. Got a hint about H2H, proc'd with Spinning, and got the drop. I'm only amazed I just got around to fighting it.

SMN soloed the Ironclad for the throwing item, too.

Need more DNC AF3+2 though D:
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#416 Jul 11 2011 at 3:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Im so jealous, I dropped like 30 stones getting the stupid neck item, I got lucky one time and was able to stun the thing long enough to flux it, reagg it and get a dagger Blue proc. I think the fact that I had the other items in my inv (the Ra/EX ones) helped my chances too, **** I saw every item drop off that douche before I just started holding them so it wouldn't upset me.

Congrats though it is a pretty **** neck piece when you don't need the EVA, ACC, or -DT.
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#417 Jul 25 2011 at 7:30 PM Rating: Good
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Finally took over Castle Oz [S] this week on my server so: Roundel Earring: O

...just need those 4% dance shoes now lol
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#418 Jul 25 2011 at 9:06 PM Rating: Good
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I've run out of things to do on Dancer, so I'm making Terpsichore.

First quest:
Captain - Got it
NI 100 - Got it
3 Beastkings - 0/3 q.q
4 Chariots - Got it
Odin - Got it

Second quest:
54/150 NI tokens
20/100 Einherjar Ampuoles
4600/30000 Alexandrite
0 Assaults done (because I don't have Beastking wins)

Third quest:
0/3 ZNM trophy items


It's a long ways off (minimum of approximately 100 Assaults and realistically much longer than that), but I'm buying up Alexandrite. If anyone is interested in selling, send me a tell!
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#419 Jul 26 2011 at 10:58 AM Rating: Good
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I've kinda wanted to do a Terpsi too. I'm where you are mostly (no beastking wins, but considerably more nyzul and ein tokens) but I don't have 90 million gil :/
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#420 Jul 26 2011 at 11:28 AM Rating: Good
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Heh, I wish I only needed 90. Assuming I don't have to pay to get any of my requirements done (like buying T4 ZNM pops off people), I'm still looking at 210 mil + for the Alex.

I'm closer to 4800 now though, and can buy about another 5000 before I run into any issues. Honestly, I expect to out-earn the server's supply. I'm also expecting to get 30k Alex way before I finish my other requirements though, so I might dial it back a little.
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#421 Aug 01 2011 at 1:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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I know this is a little more modest than the last few posts, but:

Finished first eva kila up to killing beasts (now on puks)
Took second eva kila part way through killing beasts
Working on tp+100 dagger
Charis Feather
Auric Dagger
RR/GH/SS atmas
More merits done (not finished yet, but decided to keep evasion and clear either H2H or GA)


Have a valid short-term to do list
1) Charis Neck (squid won't drop it)
2) Upgrade swift belt to something better
3) Magian daggers
4) Charis feet
5) Rest of +1 armor (only have head)
6) Finish merits (need Dagger, Closed Position, No Foot Rise, HP, either str or dex)


Once I get those done I can start working on the harder stuff, +2 body, better DD weapons (not that I ever seem to get to really DD), Nyzul.

Edited, Aug 1st 2011 2:17pm by Thydonon

Edited, Aug 1st 2011 2:20pm by Thydonon
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#422 Aug 08 2011 at 10:18 PM Rating: Good
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!!!! I got a Temperance Torque finally! I think that makes me about 1/12, but it completes my Waltz set!

Also, I'm at about 19-20k/30k for Alexandrite for Terpsi. It looks like Ampuoles are going to end up being what holds me up.
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#423 Aug 09 2011 at 9:10 AM Rating: Good
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Grats Byrth!

Charis Necklace, 2x Evasion Kilas +2, Ocelot Trousers get! I've been using RR/GH/VV now and not missing the evasion atma, which has been very nice. Also finished dancer specific merits. 5/5 haste samba, 5/5 reverse flourish, 1/5 fan, 1/5 saber, 3/5 nfr, 5/5 closed position. Dagger merits still remain to be done, already have 5/5 crit dealt and 5/5 crit received.


Edit, since my post is the most recent.
Picked up my first two dagger merits, Atheling Mantle and AF3+1 legs.

Edited, Aug 11th 2011 2:46pm by Thydonon
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#424 Aug 22 2011 at 2:38 PM Rating: Good
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I FINALLY got Razed Ruins this weekend. It's as nice as I had heard!

Also finished all the "kill NQ mob X times" trials for my second DA+ dagger. Now I get to go after Adze 30 times again...
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#425 Aug 22 2011 at 7:30 PM Rating: Good
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The next Temperance dropped a torque for my mule... lolme -_-;

~23/30k Alexandrite. Einherjar Ampuooooooooles please be patched somehow.
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#426 Sep 24 2011 at 12:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm skillchaining a necro with a double post to make a Banification level 3, but oh well.

28/30k Alexandrite. I've somewhat cooled off on buying it because:
1) There's not much around anymore (spiking the price brought a lot of caches out of hiding, but now they're used up)
2) There's no point in rushing when I'm going to be doing Einherjar for literally a year before I get my weapon.

So yeah, I make money faster than I can spend it on Alexandrite and have been blowing it on other things. There are a few good R/Ex pieces from the new update, but they're probably from Voidwatch so I'll never get them. I don't know what I'm going to do when I finish off Alexandrite. I'm need to make two more Tygers (have T3 pops already and plenty of Zeni) to get it to 90, and then I need to pop one Tyger and one Sarameya for Trophies, which now I can mule. 27 more Assaults and ~25k more NI tokens, but I'll probably finish those around the same time that I finish Alexandrite. Then it's just waiting on 85k Einherjar Ampuoles for literally a year. Maybe I'll call a GM tomorrow and see if I can get them to help... eh, I'd just be wasting our time.

I'll probably hoard some more gil, buy incredibly minor upgrades, finish my Ukon to 90, and go play PS2 RPGs whose plots I've forgotten.
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